1556 in History
January 16 Emperor Karel appoints his son Philip II, king of Spain
January 23 Most deadly earthquake kills 830,000 in Shensi Province, China
January 24 Heavy earthquake strikes Shaaxi China, kills 830,000
January 27 Willem of Orange becomes knight of Guilder Flies
February 5 Kings Henri I and Philip II sign Treaty of Vaucelles
February 14 Archbishop Thomas Cranmer declared a heretic
March 22 Cardinal Reginald Pole becomes archbishop of Canterbury
March 28 Karel V's son Philip II crowned king of Spain
March 28 Origin of Fasli Era (India)
April 13 Portuguese Marranos who revert back to Judaism burned by order of Pope
September 9 Pope Paul IV refuses to crown Ferdinand of Austria emperor
September 12 Emperor Charles resigns, his brother Ferdinand van Austria takes over
September 13 Charles V and Maria of Hungary march into Spain
September 15 Vlissingen ex-emperor Charles V returns to Spain
October 17 Ex-emperor Karel departs Netherland for Spain
November 5 Akbar (14) succeeds his father Humajun on as Sultan of Delhi
November 5 Battle at Panipat: Mogollegers beat hindu leader Hemu
November 23 King Philip II confers with Dutch financial experts